Saturday, April 18, 2015

Solera Paper Crafters January 22 Class

Well I decided to play catch up for those that have purchased scrapbook or card kits from me.  I always put directions in my kits, but I thought that if you wanted to make additional cards at home with your own paper, you could certainly do that just by looking at the finished cards or scrapbook pages.

Here is the finished card that I taught at the Solera Papercrafter Group on January 22.  WOW I did say catch up didn't I.

Well this group is in a 55 and older community.  Some of us have limited income so I decided to give them templates for folded cards.  That way they can continue to make additional cards at home.

This first card is called Double Dutch Fold.  You can find several examples on You Tube, but some of the papercrafters in the group do not do computer.

Here is the finished card!

I used an Anna Griffin Lace Die and Tim Holtz Tattered Rose die cuts.  The individual flower pieces were distressed using Daisy White Close to my Heart Ink.  And the 3-D effect of the flower was achieved by using the McGill Paper Blossom Molding Mat and either the 5MM or 6 MM Molding Tool.  After all the individual flowers are molded, they are placed on top of each other making sure you off set each petal.  The final step was to place a gem in the middle of the flower.

This fold is called Double Dutch because you have a fold coming down from the top and also two folds coming from either side.  The top fold meets the two center folds.  

I think it really turned out pretty good.  We are sold out of this kit!